Spoilers (What to do & what not to!)

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Spoilers (What to do & what not to!)

Post by Aslan_HQ on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:55 am

We love books, and we love talking about great books we've read... but sometimes that poses a problem - what if you want to talk about an important section of a book others might not have read yet?
Don't worry, the forum is built with a special feature for moments like this in mind!
If you go to the list of icons above the reply message box (the section where you can put things in bold, or add smilies, etc) there's an icon of a notepad with a yellow warning sign next to it.
Once you click it there's a box that says 'Title (optional)' where you can describe the section you're hiding (e.g. 'Chapter 4', 'Background info', etc) so if you add a title and click 'Insert' it will put some code into your message. Then you can type your spoiler between the marks where the typing line is flashing, and once it's posted, the message is there, but hidden until someone chooses to click it open.

SPOILER TEST (IT'S OKAY, YOU CAN OPEN THIS ONE):
This is what it looks like when you click open a spoiler box - once you click it you can see the text it's hiding!

So, for example, if the spoiler title says 'Chapter 4' and you've only read up to chapter 2 - don't click it!  Very Happy

That way users can talk about specific sections of books, without giving it away to people who havent read that far in.

Happy chatting!

Edit - 26/03/2015 1:04pm:

If the bit you're hiding as a spoiler is likely to start a long conversation you can start a whole thread on a particular section, just make sure the thread title has [spoiler] at the start followed by a short description of the section you're talking about.
e.g.
[spoiler] The Mini Cooper - By Miss Anne Example - The reason for the 'go faster' stripes!


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Re: Spoilers (What to do & what not to!)

Post by Leona123 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:59 am

Thanks!
Very handy to know.
I always get too into telling someone about something, and then forget other people might be listening in - or in this case, reading along!

Question though;
What if the bit you're discussing is fairly big? (e.g. a long discussion rather than a few ' Sad do you remember that bit when....' comments)
Otherwise we'd have to hide 90% of what we're saying :p
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Re: Spoilers (What to do & what not to!)

Post by Aslan_HQ on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:02 pm

Not a problem, Leona Smile

You can start a whole thread on a particular section, just make sure the thread title has [spoiler] at the start followed by a short description of the section you're talking about.

e.g.
[spoiler] The Mini Cooper - By Miss Anne Example - The reason for the 'go faster' stripes!
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Re: Spoilers (What to do & what not to!)

Post by Leona123 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:03 pm

hahaha amazing
ok, great!
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